ICRC IN TALKS WITH ARMENIA, AZERBAIJAN ON RETURN OF DEAD BODIES
Aug 15 2014
By Elchin Mehdiyev – Trend:
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is conducting
dialogue with Armenian and Azerbaijani sides on the return of dead
bodies, ICRC Azerbaijani Office Head, Ilaha Huseynova told Trend on
She noted that in order to return the bodies there must be an agreement
between the parties, adding that the ICRC is a neutral intermediary.
On Aug. 7, an Armenian reconnaissance and sabotage group attempted
to cross the contact line of troops on the territory of Azerbaijan’s
Tovuz District. Four of the Armenian group members were killed as
a result of measures taken to neutralize it, while another member –
a resident of the Chinari village of Berd District Karen Petrosyan
(born 1989) was arrested.
The next morning Petrosyan died suddenly due to unknown reasons.
According to preliminary report, Petrosyan died of acute
cardiopulmonary failure, and acute myocardial failure.
The experts at Ganja Regional Branch of the Defense Ministry’s Forensic
and Pathological Anatomy Center are establishing the reasons for
Previously, Armenian media reported that the Armenian forces, during
an operation in the occupied Kalbajar District’s Shaplar village on
July 11, killed an Azerbaijani – Hasan Hasanov.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in
1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a
result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied
20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and
seven surrounding districts.
The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs
of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the U.S. are currently
holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council’s four
resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the
Edited by S.I.
From: A. Papazian